PNP to acquire over 17K Israeli-made assault rifles

PNP to acquire over 17K Israeli-made assault rifles

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is also making great strides in its modernization of its very own armaments all necessary for the conduct of its own mandate to the citizens of the country.
Sourced from its very own  2019 General Appropriations Act,the PNP is set to acquire 17,048 new units of 5.56m Basic Assault Rifle amounting to PHP712,927,360.

PNP officer-in-charge, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said he had already signed the Implementing Arrangement with IMOD East Asia Regional Director Nuni Sella on December 11 for the procurement of the rifles from the Israel Weapons Industries (IWI), one of the leading arms manufacturers in the world.
Tavor 7 assault rifle, a more advanced version than the one selected by the Philippine National Police (PNP), probably the Tavor TAR-21 or X95 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The procurement of the said pistols was done thru government-to-government (G2G) mode. The amount of the basic assault rifle has a price of only P41,820 which was way cheaper than that was obtained through public bidding.

“The procurement through G2G was no easy undertaking. We initiated this undertaking through various discussions and coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of National Defense (DND), and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the historical procurement was given birth,” said Gamboa 

“Aside from its firm legal anchorage and transparency, backed up by intelligent market research, the Government-to-Government mode of procurement truly is transparent, corrupt-free and beneficial to the government,” he added.

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